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  • Vikings: Season 3 Soundtrack (Colored Vinyl) Vikings: Season 3 Soundtrack (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    Vikings: Season 3 Soundtrack (Colored Vinyl)

    Limited Edition Numbered Gray Marbled Colored Vinyl


    With a new season comes new drama, especially when it comes to Vikings III.


    The series tells the saga of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family as he rises to become king of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods: legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.


    Trevor Morris combines electronic, Nordic folk, and traditional orchestral elements. In the third season, he adds some more, symphonic rock and electronic modern to the mix. As evocative as Morris' work is here, and it works wonders with the series' widescreen visuals, it can make for an exhaustingly atmospheric listen on its own.

    LP1
    1. The Seer Gives Lagertha A Prophecy
    2. The Vikings Set Sail For Wessex
    3. Kwenthrith's Story
    4. Vikings Battle Brihtwulf's Army
    5. Torstein Loses An Arm
    6. A Cloaked Figure Arrives In Kattegat
    7. Battle For The Hill Of The Ash
    8. Judith
    9. Sacrifice For The Corps
    10. Siggy Sacrifices Herself To Save Ragnar's Sons
    11. Rollo Learns Of Siggy's Sacrifice
    12. Bjorn Fights To Save Rollo
    13. Helga Tells Floki Of Harbard
    14. The Seer Laughs At Rollo's Misery
    15. Aethelwulf Attacks
    16. Ragnar Kills The Messenger


    LP2
    1. Athelstan Is Reborn
    2. Floki Appears To Kill Athelstan
    3. Ragnar Honors Athelstan's Death
    4. Ecbert Sends Athelwulf On A Journey
    5. Aethelwulf Meets With Kwenthrith
    6. Floki's Siege Towers Revealed
    7. Vikings Reach Paris
    8. The Attack Begins
    9. The Walls Are Breached; The French Lose Hope
    10. Ragnar Knows Floki Killed Athelstan
    11. Vikings Attempt To Rip Open Gates
    12. Floki Melt Down
    13. Floki Curses The Gods
    14. Kalf And Lagertha Make A Pact
    15. Lagertha's Stealth Assault On The Bridge
    16. The French Counter Attack
    17. Ragnar Hallucinates, Sees Gods
    18. The Vikings Are Told Of Ragnar's Death
    19. Vikings Attack Paris
    20. Ragnar Sets Sail For Home

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  • Vikings: Season 2 Soundtrack Vikings: Season 2 Soundtrack Quick View

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    Vikings: Season 2 Soundtrack

    Silvery-Blue Colored Vinyl


    Vikings is a Canadian-Irish historical drama television series, written and created by Michael Hirst. Filmed in Ireland, Vikings is inspired by the tales about the Viking Ragnar Lodbrok, one of the best-known mythological Norse heroes and notorious as the scourge of France and England. It portrays Ragnar as a Viking farmer who pioneers the first daring raids into England with the support of fellow warriors, his brother Rollo, and his wife, the shieldmaiden Lagertha.


    At its heart, Vikings remains a family saga, following the fortunes of Ragnar, his extended family and the people he represents now that he is an earl. Ragnar's own desire to sail west, to explore new kingdoms, in alliance with King Horik, leads to a storm-tossed landing on the coast of Wessex, an important Saxon kingdom ruled by a king not unlike Ragnar. Season 2 is all about crises: of faith, of power and of relationships. Kingdoms are at stake. Lives are at stake. Love is at stake. And all
    under the watchful eyes of the gods.


    The soundtrack for Vikings 2 features selections from the original music of the second season of the series composed by award winning Canadian composer Trevor Morris, best know for his work on scores of The Tudors, The Borgias and Immortals. Morris' score elevates the action and emotion experienced throughout the series. His music is at times dark and brooding to reflect the mystery and danger of the Viking world. Often, it's full of thunderous percussion and brass for scenes of conflict; while it's sensitive and touching to illustrate romance.

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    1. War is Coming
    2. Battle of Brothers
    3. Bjorn's Choice
    4. Vikings Return Home
    5. Rollo's Trial
    6. Ragnar Says Goodbye to Gyda
    7. Rollo Tries to Regain Ragnar's Trust
    8. Vikings Attacked
    9. Jarl Borg Attacks Kattegat
    10. Ragnar Reunites with Family
    11. Ragnar, Bjorn Sneak into Kattegat
    12. Battle for Kattegat


    LP2
    1. Jarl Borg and Ragnar Make Peace
    2. Aslaug in Pain
    3. Ragnar Describes the Blood Eagle
    4. Ragnar Meets Ingstad
    5. Aslaug Gives Birth
    6. Athelwulf is Ambushed
    7. Athelstan Translates Scrolls
    8. Vikings Retreat
    9. Vikings Mourn Their Dead
    10. Porunn's Metaphorical Swim
    11. Horik Propositions Floki
    12. Horik Asks Floki to Kill
    13. Horik Watches Game
    14. Feeding Rollo Poison Mushrooms
    15. Erlendur Shown Sword of Kings
    16. Horik's Forces Attack
    17. Killing Horik - King Ragnar

    Trevor Morris
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    Valkyrja

    Double-LP On Clear Vinyl With Gatefold Jacket


    Valkyrja, the 7 full-length album from the Faroe Islands natives TÝR, is a concept album with a story line based loosely around an anonymous Viking age warrior who leaves his woman and goes off to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Fólkvangr, the home of Freyja-the goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, sorcery, war, and death. One can say the album is also indirectly about women and how they affect men and what men will do to impress and obtain women. Frontman and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain; the woman that the warrior leaves may represent the earthly women. Freyja, The Lady Of The Slain, may represent the perfection of Women, and the Valkyrie is the link between the two, taking men from earthly to godly women.

    LP 1
    1. Blood of Heroes
    2. Mare of My Night
    3. Hel Hath No Fury
    4. The Lay of Our Love
    5. Nation
    6. Another Fallen Brother
    7. Grindavísan
    8. Into the Sky


    Lp 2
    1. Fánar Burtur Brandaljóð
    2. Lady of the Slain
    3. Valkyrja
    4. Where Eagles Dare
    5. Cemetery Gates

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  • Nordland Vol. I Nordland Vol. I Quick View

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    Nordland Vol. I

    Nordland I is the eleventh studio album by Swedish extreme metal band Bathory. It is a return to the Viking metal of Bathory's middle period, and features songs mainly concerning Norse mythology.
    1. Prelude
    2. Nordland
    3. Vinterblot
    4. Dragon's Breath
    5. Ring of Gold
    6. Foreverdark Woods
    7. Broken Sword
    8. Great Hall Awaits a Fallen Brother
    9. Mother Earth Father Thunder
    10. Heimfard
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  • Once Sent From The Golden Hall Once Sent From The Golden Hall Quick View

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    Once Sent From The Golden Hall


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    Deeply rooted in death metal with firm beliefs in Viking mythology, AMON AMARTH formed in 1992 in Tumba, Sweden, a southern suburb of Stockholm. They began writing material with an abundance of melodies, harmonies and lyrics about Vikings and the northern gods. In March 1997 AMON AMARTH entered again Abyss Studios to record their Metal Blade debut Once Sent From The Golden Hall with Peter Tgtgren. The result proved that they were destined to become force of fury in the Swedish Death Metal scene and beyond.

    1. Ride for Vengeance
    2. The Dragons' Flight Across the Waves
    3. Without Fear
    4. Victorious March
    5. Friends of the Suncross
    6. Abandoned
    7. Amon Amarth
    8. Once Sent from the Golden Hall
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    Dancer Equired

    Contrary to popular belief, the members of Times New Viking are not art school dropouts; theyre art school graduates. And rather than follow the path of stuffy galleries and regular unemployment, they chose to start a band. Times New Viking, consisting of Beth Murphy on keyboards/vocals, Adam Elliott on drums/vocals, and Jared Phillips on guitar, began inconspicuously in 2003 when it was particularly out of vogue to do it yourself.


    From their first noise-crusted basement tapes that coaxed Siltbreeze Records founder Tom Lax from retirement to indie-elite Matador Records, Times New Vikings star rose while they still sounded like the best Messthetics one-off you always wanted to keep to yourself.


    Dancer Equired, the bands first album for Merge, is a return to the hive, even if the records creation was out of their usual boundaries. It should be known that for the first time, the trio escaped to a studio, namely Columbus Discount Recording and the famed Musicol, during the summer of violence. With the help of Adam Smith and Dustin White, Times New Viking recorded and produced an album that sounds like a mellow night out.


    Though it abandons the pissy histrionics of the past, the record retains the loud, brash, mammoth guitars but also magnifies the bright, beautiful traits the band has nurtured since the beginning. Dancer Equired is a new chapter, sure to attract an entirely new audience of intrigued listeners while keeping old Times New Viking fans perfectly satiated by not abandoning those early ideals. Rip it up and start again.


    1. Its a Culture

    2. Ever Falling in Love
    3. No Room to Live
    4. Try Harder
    5. California Roll
    6. Ways to Go
    7. New Vertical Dwellings
    8. Downtown Eastern Bloc
    9. More Rumours
    10. Dont Go to Liverpool
    11. Fuck Her Tears
    12. Want to Exist
    13. Somebodys Slave
    14. No Good

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  • Winter's Gate Winter's Gate Quick View

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    Winter's Gate

    Winter's Gate is the 7th studio album from the Finnish melodic death metal band from Joensuu, Finland. The core 3 members have been intact since their debut in 2002.


    It's a concept album made up of one epic 40 minute song. The album is built around a short story, Winter's Gate (Talven portti in Finnish), written by vocalist & bassist Niilo SevÄnen, recipient of numerous Finnish awards and nominations. The compelling short story is about a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west of Ireland, despite the treacherous winter drawing near. The full story will be released together with the album as a book with translations in English, Finnish and German, and illustrated by the artist Teemu TÄhkÄnen.


    Early on, Insomnium were inspired by bands such as their legendary countrymen Amorphis and Sentenced, Paradise Lost, Dark Tranquillity, At The Gates and Opeth. Since their 2002 debut, tour by tour the passionate musicians edged their way to the very top of the scene and have by now become the spearhead of melodic death metal made in Finland.

    1. Winter's Gate*


    *This album is one long track which was split into sides A & B for vinyl.

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  • Requiem (Picture Disc) Requiem (Picture Disc) Quick View

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    Requiem (Picture Disc)

    Requiem is the seventh studio album by Swedish extreme metal band Bathory. It eschews the Viking metal style of Bathory's three previous releases for a thrash metal style that recalls many of the bands that initially influenced Bathory. This album marks the return of Bathory after Quorthon put the band on hold to record his first solo album.
    1. Requiem
    2. Crosstitution
    3. Necroticus
    4. War Machine
    5. Blood and Soil
    6. Pax Vobiscum
    7. Suffocate
    8. Distinguish to Kill
    9. Apocalypse
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  • Av Oss, For Oss Av Oss, For Oss Quick View

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    Av Oss, For Oss

    New full-length from one of the pioneers of the Viking Metal genre with artwork made by Costin Chioreanu.


    In over twenty years we have carried out our vision.


    We were there when Norwegian extreme metal grew forth and took shape as an enormous cultural export. We played far and wide. At home and abroad. We were part of something new. Something special and innovative. We were there when Norwegian metal gathered and inspired thousands. We were there and swung the hammer when Viking metal was forged as a unique expression that later inspired countless bands, worldwide.


    Now the horns of war sound again. And Einherjer is there.


    Behind us we have an array of albums - some of which stand as milestones in a genre of explosive growth.


    EINHERJER IS:


    Frode Glesnes - guitar, bass fx & vocal

    Aksel Herløe - lead guitar, bass fx & backing vocal

    Gerhard Storesund - drums & samples

    1. Fremad
    2. Hammer i kors
    3. Nidstong
    4. Hedensk oppstandelse
    5. Nord og Ner
    6. Nornene
    7. Trelldom
    8. Av oss, for oss
    Einherjer
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    Jomsviking


    Double LP With Pop-Up Viking Ship


    Swedish metal kings Amon Amarth will unleash their 10th studio album, Jomsviking, via Metal Blade Records! Jomsviking - the band's first concept record in their storied career - tells a tragic tale of love and revenge, backed by the Swedes' trademark melodic, anthemic metal, which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept) and also features special guest session drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory). The epic original story is set in the world of the Jomsvikings, the legendary order of mercenary Vikings. As front-man Johan Hegg explains: "The Jomsvikings were a shadowy and legendary sect of Viking mercenaries, as shrouded in myth now as they were when they fought across Europe and the Middle East. Ruthless and deadly warriors who fought for the highest bidder, their code was simple: Show no fear. Never retreat. Defend your brothers, and when called upon, avenge their deaths. I felt we were finally ready to use their story as the jumping off point for an Amon Amarth album. The Jomsvikings and their world is the background for the story of a young man that is in love with a girl but unfortunately she's being married off. He accidentally kills a man when this happens and he has to flee - but he swears to have revenge and win her back. He feels that he's been wronged and his life has been destroyed. The way the story evolves is not a happy story."


    By far their most ambitious project to date, fans can view the video for the album's first single, "First Kill". Produced by Grupa 13 and directed by Darek Szermanowicz (Behemoth), "First Kill" was filmed in Gohrweide (Germany) and Warsaw (Poland) and features a cinematic depiction of the violent, brutal lyrics, along with powerful live footage of the band performing with their full dragon head and pyro stage-set.

    1. First Kill
    2. Wanderer
    3. On a Sea of Blood
    4. One Against All
    5. Raise Your Horns
    6. The Way of Vikings
    7. At Dawn's First Light
    8. One Thousand Burning Arrows
    9. Vengeance Is My Name*
    10. A Dream That Cannot Be
    11. Back on Northern Shores


    * bonus track

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  • Moondog Moondog Quick View

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    Moondog

    He was born Louis Hardin, but the world knew him as Moondog-and his avant-garde compositions influenced a generation of minimalist composers like Philip Glass and Steve Reich. Now, Moondog, The Viking of 6th Avenue's seminal 1969 album recorded with producer James William Guercio, will be reissued vinyl, its first pressing in over a decade. Featuring original symphonic and classically-inspired works (including material dedicated to Charlie Parker and Benny Goodman), Moondog is an album that must be heard to be believed.
    1. Theme
    2. Stamping Ground
    3. Symphonique #3 (Ode to Venus)
    4. Symphonique #6 (Good For Goodie)
    1. Minisym #1; I - Allegro
    2. Minisym #1; II - Andante adagio
    3. Minisym #1; III - Vivace
    4. Lament I, Bird's Lament
    5. Witch of Endor; I - Dance
    6. Witch of Endor; II - Trio; A. Adagio (The Prophesy)
    7. Witch of Endor; II - Trio; B. Andante (The Battle)
    8. Witch of Endor; II. Trio; C. Agitato (Saul's Death)
    9. Witch of Endor; III - Dance (Reprise)
    10. Symphonique #1 (Portrait of a Monarch)
    Moondog
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  • In The Vines In The Vines Quick View

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    In The Vines

    Ray Raposa had nearly finished this follow-up to 2005's First Light's Freeze when he was mugged at gunpoint outside his Brooklyn home. This climaxed a year of depression and nomadic, nocturnal dislocation for him. Appropriately, the album is based on a Hindu fable about being trapped in an inescapable fate, with death and the limitations of our physical lives closing in from all corners. But it isn't all darkness and peril; there's a strange sense of hope and delight in the brief moments of beauty that sustain our lives. Guest appearances by Jana Hunter, Sufjan Stevens, Viking Moses, Matthew Houck (Phosphorescent), Rafter Roberts, Nonhorse (Vanishing Voice), and Nathan Delffs (Shaky Hands).
    1. Rain Will Come
    2. This Is the Early Game
    3. Westbound, Blue
    4. Strong Animal
    5. Sway
    6. Fields Crack, The
    7. Three Months Paid
    8. Night Is When You Can Not See, The
    9. Sounded Like a Train, Wasn't a Train
    10. And the Swimming
    Castanets
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    Under The Sign

    180 Gram Reissue of Bathorys Third Album.


    Under the Sign of the Black Mark is the third album by Bathory. It had a major influence on the black metal genre, specifically the Norwegian black metal scene that emerged in the early 1990s. The song Woman of Dark Desires is a tribute to the band's namesake, Elizabeth Báthory, and has become one of their most recognized early tracks. Enter the Eternal Fire was the band's first epic, reaching nearly seven minutes in length, and presaged the turn towards what would become known as Viking metal which Bathory would take on their next three records.

    Side A
    1. Nocturnal Obeisance
    2. Massacre
    3. Woman Of Dark Desires
    4. Call From The Grave
    5. Equimanthorn


    Side B
    6. Enter The Eternal Fire
    7. Chariots Of Fire
    8. 13 Candles

    9. Of Doom
    10. Outro

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  • Jubileum Vol. 3 Jubileum Vol. 3 Quick View

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    Jubileum Vol. 3

    Jubileum Volume III is a compilation album by Bathory. It features the absolute highlights from the career of Sweden's trailblazing Bathory -- a band not only responsible for launching Scandinavia's black metal scene, but for inventing the often intersecting subgenre of Viking metal. Jubileum Volume III was preceded by Jubileum Volume I and Jubileum Volume II.
    The song In Nomine Satanas is an alternate version of the song Bond of Blood from the 1991 album Twilight of the Gods. The song Satan My Master is one of the most covered songs of the band.
    1. 33 Something
    2. Satan My Master
    3. The Lake
    4. Crosstitution
    5. In Nomine Satanas
    6. Immaculate Pinetreeroad #930
    7. War Machine
    8. The Stallion
    9. Resolution Greed
    10. Witchcraft
    11. Valhalla
    12. Sociopath
    13. Pax Vobiscum
    14. Genocide
    15. Gods of Thunder of Wind and of Rain
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  • Under The Sign Of The Black Mark (Picture Disc) Under The Sign Of The Black Mark (Picture Disc) Quick View

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    Under The Sign Of The Black Mark (Picture Disc)

    Limited Edition Picture Disc Reissue Of Bathorys Third Album


    Under the Sign of the Black Mark is the third album by Bathory. It had a major influence on the black metal genre, specifically the Norwegian black metal scene that emerged in the early 1990s. The song Woman of Dark Desires is a tribute to the band's namesake, Elizabeth Báthory, and has become one of their most recognized early tracks. Enter the Eternal Fire was the band's first epic, reaching nearly seven minutes in length, and presaged the turn towards what would become known as Viking metal which Bathory would take on their next three records.

    1. Nocturnal Obeisance
    2. Massacre
    3. Woman Of Dark Desires
    4. Call From The Grave
    5. Equimanthorn
    6. Enter The Eternal Fire
    7. Chariots Of Fire
    8. 13 Candles

    9. Of Doom
    10. Outro
    Bathory
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    Axioma Ethica Odini

    Limited Edition Grey Vinyl


    Axioma Ethica Odini may seem at first listen like an unexpected step, but when the ever-changing yet distinct growth in their sound is taken into account, this is an organic progression. Enslaved are deeply rooted in the Norwegian black metal sound but have grown over the past decade into an almost unclassifiable and increasingly popular band without shirking their roots or trying to please anyone but themselves. It is in this deep sense of individuality that they shine as a cohesive group who constantly stun and delight fans with music that challenges and soothes at any given moment.


    Their homeland has always influenced their sound and lyrics and Axioma is no different. They constantly redefine the Norwegian experience by giving nod to their Viking forefathers while simultaneously linking to the present and the unforeseeable and exciting future. Indefinable and grandiose, honest and unearthly, dark and beautiful, Enslaved are an enigma that their swiftly expanding fanbase have grown to love and respect.

    1. Ethica Odini
    2. Raidho
    3. Waruun
    4. The Beacon
    5. Axioma
    6. Giants
    7. Singular
    8. Night Sight
    9. Lightening
    Enslaved
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    Twilight Of The Gods

    180 Gram Reissue of Bathorys Sixth Album!


    Twilight of the Gods is the sixth album by Bathory. It continues the exploration of the newly created Viking metal style, and also displays a heavy classical influence; it is titled after an opera by Wagner, and the melody of Hammerheart is lifted from Gustav Holst's The Planets (more specifically, from the fourth movement, Jupiter). Bathory was formed in Stockholm in 1983. Founder Quorthon, a seventeen-year-old guitarist, was joined by bassist Hanoi and drummer Vans. After various name changes (beginning with Nosferatu, then Natas, Mephisto, Elizabeth Bathory and Countess Bathory) they finally settled on Bathory. Their first recording deal came that same year, when Quorthon managed to secure the consent of Tyfon Grammofon's boss to record two tracks for the compilation Scandinavian Metal Attack. The tracks which he recorded gained unexpected attention by fans.[citation needed] Soon afterward, Tyfon Grammofon contacted Quorthon and asked him to record a full-length album. Although Venom's Black Metal, released in 1982, was the first record to coin the term, it was Bathory's early albums, featuring Satanic lyrics, low-fi production and an inhuman vocal style, that defined the genre. Many fans have speculated Venom was an influence on Bathory; however, Quorthon has said in an interview with Kick Ass magazine in 1985 he only heard of Venom after the first Bathory album was released. He also expressed dislike for many influential and popular heavy metal bands at the time, such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. He has also stated the band's early work was influenced primarily by Black Sabbath, Motorhead, and punk rock. Bathory's self-titled debut album, and the subsequent releases The Return and Under the Sign of the Black Mark, are now regarded as major influences on the Norwegian bands which extended black metal's musical progression and popularity in the beginning of the 1990s.

    Side A
    1. Twilight Of The Gods

    2. Through Blood By Thunder


    Side B
    3. Blood And Iron
    4. Under The Runes


    Side C
    5. To Enter Your Mountain


    Side D
    6. Bond Of Blood
    7. Hammerheart

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    Hammerheart

    180 Gram Reissue Of Bathorys Fifth Album!


    Hammerheart is the fifth album released by Bathory. It continued Blood Fire Death's transition away from black metal to what would become recognized as Viking metal, and is considered a cornerstone work of the genre. Bathory was formed in Stockholm in 1983. Founder Quorthon, a seventeen-year-old guitarist, was joined by bassist Hanoi and drummer Vans. After various name changes (beginning with Nosferatu, then Natas, Mephisto, Elizabeth Bathory and Countess Bathory) they finally settled on Bathory. Their first recording deal came that same year, when Quorthon managed to secure the consent of Tyfon Grammofon's boss to record two tracks for the compilation Scandinavian Metal Attack. The tracks which he recorded gained unexpected attention by fans.[citation needed] Soon afterward, Tyfon Grammofon contacted Quorthon and asked him to record a full-length album. Although Venom's Black Metal, released in 1982, was the first record to coin the term, it was Bathory's early albums, featuring Satanic lyrics, low-fi production and an inhuman vocal style, that defined the genre. Many fans have speculated Venom was an influence on Bathory; however, Quorthon has said in an interview with Kick Ass magazine in 1985 he only heard of Venom after the first Bathory album was released. He also expressed dislike for many influential and popular heavy metal bands at the time, such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. He has also stated the band's early work was influenced primarily by Black Sabbath, Motorhead, and punk rock. Bathory's self-titled debut album, and the subsequent releases The Return and Under the Sign of the Black Mark, are now regarded as major influences on the Norwegian bands which extended black metal's musical progression and popularity in the beginning of the 1990s.

    Side A
    1. Shores In Flames
    2. Valhalla


    Side B
    3. Baptised In Fire And Ice
    4. Father To Son


    Side C
    5. Song To Hail Up High
    6. Home Of The Once Brave


    Side D
    7. One Rode To Asa Bay
    8. Outro

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    Blood On Ice

    Bathory's famed lost album, Blood on Ice, was originally recorded in the late '80s, smack-dab in the middle of the Swedish group's revolutionary transition from its barbaric black metal beginnings to the ambitiously orchestrated Viking metal of its golden era. At the time, the work was deemed far too big a departure by band mastermind Quorthon, who, among other things, shockingly substituted his raspy croak for actual singing throughout -- but, as with any abandoned project, retrospective evidence also suggests that Quorthon was also less than secure about whether his songwriting and musicianship were yet developed enough to fulfill his vision. Shrouded in mystery for the ensuing half-decade, Blood on Ice was finally resurrected and completed (replete with story-advancing sound effects) to Bathory's satisfaction in 1996, at which time it was released to widely deserved critical and fan acclaim, despite a few but distinct shortcomings that placed its overall achievement slightly below that of acknowledged triumphs like Blood Fire Death and Hammerheart. Sliding into gear rather slowly with tentative offerings like the title track, One Eyed Old Man, and The Sword (which sounds way too similar to Manowar's Blood of My Enemies), the album eventually reaches cruising speed with outstanding moments like The Stallion, The Woodwoman, and the colossal Gods of Thunder of Wind and of Rain, whereupon Quorthon's vocals (sometimes given to off-pitch variations) sound better than ever before. The gentle acoustic bridge The Ravens sets up the epic, nine-minute masterstroke of The Revenge of the Blood on Ice, which may single-handedly convince even the most cynical of listeners that this long-forgotten work deservingly belongs within Bathory's hallowed canon. Also worth mentioning, the album's lengthy (meaning biblically sized) explanatory liner notes read like a veritable Rosetta Stone for longtime Bathory supporters, shedding unprecedented historical light and perspective upon the group's mysterious history.


    - Eduardo Rivadavia (All Music Guide)

    1. Intro
    2. Blood on Ice
    3. Man of Iron
    4. One Eyed Old Man
    5. The Sword
    6. The Stallion
    7. The Woodwoman
    8. The Lake
    9. Gods of Thunder, of Wind and of Rain
    10. The Ravens
    11. The Revenge of the Blood on Ice
    Bathory
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    Twilight Of The Gods (Picture Disc)

    Limited Edition Picture Disc Reissue Of Bathorys Sixth Album


    Twilight of the Gods is the sixth album by Bathory. It continues the exploration of the newly created Viking metal style, and also displays a heavy classical influence; it is titled after an opera by Wagner, and the melody of Hammerheart is lifted from Gustav Holst's The Planets (more specifically, from the fourth movement, Jupiter). Bathory was formed in Stockholm in 1983. Founder Quorthon, a seventeen-year-old guitarist, was joined by bassist Hanoi and drummer Vans. After various name changes (beginning with Nosferatu, then Natas, Mephisto, Elizabeth Bathory and Countess Bathory) they finally settled on Bathory. Their first recording deal came that same year, when Quorthon managed to secure the consent of Tyfon Grammofon's boss to record two tracks for the compilation Scandinavian Metal Attack. The tracks which he recorded gained unexpected attention by fans.[citation needed] Soon afterward, Tyfon Grammofon contacted Quorthon and asked him to record a full-length album. Although Venom's Black Metal, released in 1982, was the first record to coin the term, it was Bathory's early albums, featuring Satanic lyrics, low-fi production and an inhuman vocal style, that defined the genre. Many fans have speculated Venom was an influence on Bathory; however, Quorthon has said in an interview with Kick Ass magazine in 1985 he only heard of Venom after the first Bathory album was released. He also expressed dislike for many influential and popular heavy metal bands at the time, such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. He has also stated the band's early work was influenced primarily by Black Sabbath, Motorhead, and punk rock. Bathory's self-titled debut album, and the subsequent releases The Return and Under the Sign of the Black Mark, are now regarded as major influences on the Norwegian bands which extended black metal's musical progression and popularity in the beginning of the 1990s.

    1. Twilight Of The Gods
    2. Through Blood By Thunder
    3. Blood And Iron
    4. Under The Runes
    5. To Enter Your Mountain
    6. Bond Of Blood
    7. Hammerheart
    Bathory
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    Seventh Swamphony

    Seventh Swamphony is the seventh studio album by the Finnish melodic death metal band Kalmah and is their first album with new keyboardist Veli-Matti Kananen. The album was recorded at Tico-Tico Studios in Kemi, Finland, and was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren.


    Few would deny that in the late 1990s and very early 2000s, Finnish death metal began shifting it's direction across the board. Although Amorphis themselves never lost any stride, the whole 'depression metal' thing just kinda faded away, to be replaced by something far more aggressive and energetic. Bands such as Children of Bodom, Norther, and Insomnium broke through with a sound that although was still firmly rooted in the brutality of death metal, were not too shy to throw in the occasional thrash and black metal influence to in turn create something new and exciting. With the exception of perhaps the aforementioned Insomnium, Kalmah had always been perhaps the most flat-out extreme and agro, and has steadily upped the ante with every succeeding release.


    Right from the get-go, this disc opens up with a synth-hit-infused blasting skank-beat that flows easily into the pit-worthy yet SUPER-catchy chorus. This kind of sets the tone for this whole disc, and you get eight incredibly intense-yet-focus fistpumping/headbanging perfect examples of memorably melodic death metal that oozes every ounce of brutality that it can out of the riffage contained herein. A theme that is echoed in practically every song they've ever done is their effortless use of solemn, slightly-folksy lead guitar melodies on top of the high-energy thrashy rhythms underneath. Songs such as Deadfall and Wolves On The Throne are amazing and true-to-form for this band; heavy on melody and light on respite. The former song also features a glimpse of the ivory-tickling prowess of new keyboardist Veli-Matti Kananen, who in both his melody lines and also in his soloing has an almost youthful whimsy as he jams up and down the board. Once you notice it for the first time, you tend to notice that this may be one of the most keyboard-heavy albums the band has ever done, but that is because this may be the first time since 2002 that the band's keyboardist has had anything meaningful to add to the table in terms of songwriting. Maybe that's a bit drastic, but that's sure what it sounds like here, and that isn't to say that the omnipresent keys drown out the massive wall of guitar and bass. Antti Kokko is still one of underground metal's unknown guitar heroes with how deftly he weaves his melody lines through these tracks, and never mind how ridiculous his solos are. Need a point of reference? He's a straight-faced, serious, no-B.S. version of Alexi Laiho. And his brother Pekka Kokko's voice has never sounded better either, easily crossing from the higher-pitched, black metal-version of Mille Petrozza he always used to do on the older records with the flat-out demonic growl he's wielded since the masterful The Black Waltz album. He even manages to weave in a bit of clean singing for the first time that I can remember hearing on a Kalmah record, and speaking of which...


    ...remember how in the first paragraph we kind of stated that the melancholic Finnish death metal of yesteryear has been kind of hard to find as of late? Well, Kalmah decided to dish out their own version in fourth track Hollo. After listening to it maybe 10 times now, I've realized that I just need to stop the internal dialogue on whether or not it's a good direction for the band and instead just focus on how amazing the song itself is. For most of the track it really is one of the best pieces of old school Amorphis-worship that I've ever heard, before doing a Viking metal shift about halfway through, complete with calling horns and battle-ready gang vocals. Apart from this tune, the most that Kalmah otherwise deviates from what they know works is the almost-punky opening of Windlake Tale.


    A lot of people unfairly write this band off as Bodom clones, and it's really unfortunate when they put out such amazingly dark and heavy records like this that really set them apart. If anything, I feel that this record will continue to appease Kalmah's core fanbase who've stuck it out since the beginning, but with it's perfect mixjob (except for some questionable leveling of the opening melody of Wolves on the Throne) where everything comes through crisp and clear (or as crisp and clear as a band as loud and agro as this likes to get), it can be an easy-to-get-into album for those still uninitiated.


    Raise a horn of mead to the swamplords...they did it again!


    - ArnoldHablewitz (The Metal Archives)

    1. Seventh Swamphony
    2. Deadfall
    3. Pikemaster
    4. Hollo
    5. Windlake Tale
    6. Wolves On a Throne
    7. Black Marten's Trace
    8. The Trapper
    Kalmah
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    I Don't Want To Cry

    Pressed at R.T.I.


    Growing up in Pittsburgh, Chuck Jackson witnessed first-hand the rise of the city's vibrant doo wop scene. Joining local heroes the Del Vikings, his smooth, commanding voice took the lead on their 1957 single "Willette." Going solo in 1959, Jackson was spotted by producer/Wand Records A&R man Luther Dixon while opening for Jackie Wilson at the Apollo Theater. With Dixon, Jackson co-wrote his first hit, "I Don't Want to Cry." The track featured a lavish band arrangement, a style Dixon had perfected during his sessions with the Shirelles. Together, Jackson and Dixon carefully crafted I Don't Want to Cry! (1961), Jackson's debut LP. A concept album dedicated to songs about crying, it finds Jackson covering mentor Wilson ("Lonely Teardrops") as well as an early Burt Bacharach-Hal David composition ("I Wake Up Crying"). Audibly in command, Jackson's vocals blend seamlessly with Dixon's arrangements, resulting in an astonishingly accomplished album. Working from the original analog reels, Sundazed has mastered this landmark LP in the rare true stereo mix. Pressed at R.T.I. on lush 180 gram vinyl, every string swell, every horn phrase and, most importantly, every vocal performance comes through in "you are there" clarity. No collection is complete without this Brill Building classic!

    1. I Don't Want To Cry
    2. Tears On My Pillow
    3. Willow Tree
    4. In Between Tears
    5. Tear Of The Year
    6. I Cried For You
    7. Lonely Teardrops
    8. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
    9. Salty Tears
    10. I Wake Up Crying
    11. A Tear
    12. A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry
    Chuck Jackson
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    Stand By Me (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    1986 was a big year for a huge blockbuster movie called
    Stand By Me. The Rob Reiner classic truly made way for the
    hit soundtrack companion LP, which sailed to the top of both
    the sales and airplay charts with the classic re-charting hit
    title track Stand By Me by the late great Ben E. King.


    The classic movie featured some of the biggest songs
    honoring the birth of rock and roll including Buddy Holly's
    worldwide smash hit single Everyday as well as The Silhouettes smash #1 Get a Job and
    The Coasters' rock champion Yakety Yak.


    As with our continuing expansion into the original movie soundtrack genres, Friday
    Music is very proud to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of
    Stand By Me - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. This mega movie soundtrack
    rock classic comes with all of the great tunes you remember like Let the Good Times Roll
    by Shirley and Lee and Come Go With Me by The Del Vikings.


    This stunning album is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Elvis Presley/Sons of
    Anarchy/Brian Wilson) from the Atlantic Records tapes and includes the original LP sized
    artwork, not seen since its original 1986 release.


    Stand By Me The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Another amazing rock
    soundtrack classic from your friends at Friday Music


    Goodness Gracious, Great Balls Of Fire!

    1. Everyday (Buddy Holly)
    2. Let the Good Times Roll (Shirley and Lee)
    3. Come Go With Me (The Del Vikings)
    4. Whispering Bells (The Del Vikings)
    5. Get a Job (The Silhouettes)
    6. Lollipop (The Chordettes)
    7. Yakety Yak (The Coasters)
    8. Great Balls of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
    9. Mr. Lee (The Bobbettes)
    10. Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
    Various Artists
    $31.99
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    Rabbit Habits

    Hailing from Philadelphia, Man Man are an astonishingly original quintet who have found the perfect berth for their gypsy-swamp-rock-carny-soul-Viking-vaudeville-punk collective. Man Man bring their incomparable vision of pop music to their ANTI- debut Rabbit Habits, finally recording an album that matches the fierce energy of their non-stop live shows, which utilize a variety of more traditional musical instruments like the accordion, the Moog keyboard and the xylophone, as well as incorporating often overlooked noisemakers like soup pots, shoes, a fire extinguisher and squeaky toys. With a live following that sells out clubs coast to coast, and a kinetic stage presence that finds band members, dressed in white jumpsuits and warpaint, constantly switching instruments, Man Man are a musical contagion waiting to happen.
    1. Mister Jung Stuffed
    2. Hurly / Burly
    3. The Ballad Of Butter Beans
    4. Big Trouble
    5. Mysteries Of The Universe Unraveled
    6. Doo Right
    7. Easy Eats Or Dirty Doctor Galapagos
    8. Harpoon Fever (Queequeg's Playhouse)
    9. El Azteca
    10. Rabbit Habits
    11. Top Drawer
    12. Poor Jackie
    13. Whalebones

    Man Man
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